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Fishing Availability-February 2014

There is quite a lot of fishing added to the FishDee website for February 2014 where you can get your opportunity to shake off cabin fever and go fishing. FishDee are optimistic for an improved run of Spring salmon in 2014 given the progeny of big runs of salmon in 2009/2010 should be returning home. There should be decent runs of 2 and hopefully 3 sea winter fish.

February Rods  for 2014

Date of listing:
Tuesday 26th November 2013 at 10:04 am

To book fishings, click the bold ‘Week of‘ link at the start of the relevant line

Click on the Beat/Fishery link to go to the detail page for that water Click on the Species link for an explanation of the species abbreviations Click on the Notes links (where applicable) for an explanation of the abbreviated notes If you wish, you may sort this list by clicking on any of the bold blue column headings

Week of Water Beat/Fishery Species Rent/Day Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Notes
Feb 3rd Dee Knappach as st £32 

+ vat

1 2 2 n/a D3
Feb 3rd Dee Middle Blackhall as st £75 3 3 3 n/a Min 3d3r
Feb 3rd Dee Upper Blackhall as st £85 3 3 3 3 1 1 n/a LE D2
Feb 3rd Dee Commonty as st £60 

+ vat

3 3 3 3 n/a  
Feb 3rd Dee Sluie as st £50 

+ vat

2 2 2 n/a Min 1d2r
Feb 3rd Dee Kincardine as st £90 3 3 3 n/a Min 3d1r D3 WS+20%
Feb 3rd Dee Birse as st £58 4 4 4 4 4 4 n/a Min 3d1r D3
Feb 3rd Dee Aboyne Water as st £70 1 1 1 1 1 n/a  
Feb 10th Dee Knappach as st £32 

+ vat

2 2 1 2 2 n/a D3
Feb 10th Dee Middle Blackhall as st £75 3 3 3 3 3 3 n/a Min 3d3r
Feb 10th Dee Upper Blackhall as st £65 3 3 3 n/a Min 3d3r LE D2
Feb 10th Dee Woodend as st £69 2 2 2 2 2 2 n/a GX
Feb 10th Dee Sluie as st £50 

+ vat

2 2 2 2 2 2 n/a Min 3d2r
Feb 10th Dee Kincardine as st £90 3 3 3 n/a Min 3d1r D3 WS+20%
Feb 10th Dee Dess as st £70 2 2 2 2 2 2 n/a  
Feb 10th Dee Birse as st £58 4 4 4 4 4 4 n/a Min 3d1r D3
Feb 10th Dee Aboyne Water as st £65 3 3 3 3 3 3 n/a  
Feb 17th Dee Knappach as st £32 

+ vat

2 2 2 2 2 n/a D3
Feb 17th Dee Middle Blackhall as st £75 3 3 3 n/a Min 3d3r
Feb 17th Dee Woodend as st £69 2 2 2 2 2 2 n/a GX
Feb 17th Dee Commonty as st £60 

+ vat

3 1 1 n/a  
Feb 17th Dee Sluie as st £50 

+ vat

2 2 2 2 2 2 n/a Min 3d2r
Feb 17th Dee Kincardine as st £100 1 1 1 3 3 3 n/a Min 3d1r D3 WS+20%
Feb 17th Dee Dess as st £80 2 2 2 n/a  
Feb 17th Dee Birse as st £58 4 4 4 4 4 4 n/a Min 3d1r D3
Feb 24th Dee Knappach as st £32 

+ vat

2 2 n/a D3
Feb 24th Dee Middle Blackhall as st £80 3 3 3 n/a Min 3d3r
Feb 24th Dee Woodend as st £69 2 1 1 1 n/a GX
Feb 24th Dee Sluie as st £50 

+ vat

1 1 1 1 1 n/a  
Feb 24th Dee Kincardine as st £115 3 3 3 1 1 1 n/a Min 3d1r D3 WS+20%
Feb 24th Dee Aboyne Water as st £65 1 1 1 1 1 1 n/a  

 

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If no rods are listed, February will have passed. Rods for next February will appear here later
To book fishings, click the bold ‘Week of‘ link at the start of the relevant line

Season to date page-numbers on FishDee

There is a glitch with the graphs where hovering your cursor over the columns is not showing the totals for these columns. http://www.fishpal.com/Scotland/Dee/SeasonSoFar.asp?dom=Dee
I have the numbers here for those who wish to take note of them:

Month   5Y/A    2012   2013

Feb        289     318     190

March    347      240     270

April       627      511     479

May       875       783     646

June       736       834     590

July        785       1191    253

Aug        1168     1131   528

Sept       1479     1297    781

Oct         759       717      759

 

Area     5Y/A      2012     2013

Lower    2875    2564     1971

Middle   2625    2959     1777

Upper    1540     1430     728

 

Period    5Y/A    2012     2013

Spring    2137    1852     1585

Sum       2689    2959     1777

Aut         2238    2014     728

The Great British Year-Must watch TV Programme

Make sure you tune into this BBC one Programme being broadcast on Wednesday 23rd October at 9pm. There is some wonderful footage of salmon spawning last autumn in the middle Dee.

Autumn

Image for Autumn

Episode 4 of 4

Duration: 1 hour

The fading sun brings an energy change to Britain: a time of storms and unpredictable weather. The trees go dormant, but not before a final fling of colour. For animals, the shortening days are a cue to prepare, hibernating and hoarding for the dark times ahead. For some, its still a time to breed; deer rut, seals give birth and the Atlantic salmon leaps waterfalls in order to lay its eggs in the River Dee. Beneath the fallen leaves, slime moulds, earthworms and fungi take advantage of autumn’s spoils.

The rains have finally arrived

Given the last decent rise in river levels was on the 27th June this year where we have all appreciated the nice summer weather, we have been patiently waiting what seems like a very long time to get any meaningful rain to refresh the river and give it a good clean. There have been a number of false dawns where weather forecasters have been suggesting we would get rain which alas seemed to always give the Grampians a bit of a body swerve. We noted that river levels are at a very low position which makes angling very difficult and does nothing for the salmon, where many have been waiting patiently down in Aberdeen, waiting for a rise in levels to get them up and running.

The loud staccato sound of heavy rain falling around 1 am this morning alerted this writer to the realisation that this was proper rain and what we have been looking for. Well it has continued off and on throughout the night and into this morning and is forecast to continue through the day. The Sepa gauges are showing rising levels in the upper catchment and on the Feugh and I expect the next few hours will see tributaries fill and discharge in the main stem of the river-providing the rain continues to fall in a good volume. Keep your eye out on the Ballogie Weather Station web link attached in the title which shows the timeline for this precipitation.

River Dee Weekly Audio Report

Here is the weekly audio report available to download for people with reading difficulties and overseas visitors to the River Dee

A photgraphic tribute to the Dee

A very well crafted Black and White photographic essay about the River Dee produced by Miguel Aguilar from Spain.

FishDee weekly audio report

Here is the weekly audio report from FishDee beats for people with reading difficulties and overseas visitors

River Dee Beat for sale-5 YR AV 202 Salmon

Here are full details and specifications for a pretty and productive River Dee Beat which has gone on the open market for sale.

River Dee Weekly Audio Fishing Report

Please find weekly FishDee audio report available to download for people with reading difficulties and overseas anglers

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